ISL Announces ‘Protected’ Swimmers For London Roar, LA Current Ahead of Draft

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The International Swimming League continues to unveil the long lists of athletes who have accepted to be ‘protected’ by their respective clubs if chosen during the upcoming ISL Draft that begins on 29 June 2021.

Two of the 10 ISL Clubs are announcing the names of their respective ‘protected’ athletes each day of this week.  ‘Protected’ athletes are the ISL Swimmers who have confirmed their commitment to remain on their current team if selected by the team’s General Manager, or if elected by the fans online, during the ISL Draft.

London Roar and LA Current are the second set of clubs to announce their lists (after Cali Condors and Energy Standard yesterday). They will be followed by Team Iron and Tokyo Frog Kings making their announcements on Wednesday 9 June, with Toronto Titans and NY Breakers on Thursday 10 June, concluding with DC Trident and Aqua Centurions on Friday 11 June.

Any registered athlete who has not committed to remain on their current team will enter the ISL Draft Pool as an ISL Rookie Swimmer, while any ISL Swimmer who has confirmed their commitment to their current ISL Team, but has not been retained, will enter the ISL Draft Pool as an ISL Veteran Swimmer.

ISL Teams will be able to retain up to a maximum of 15 ‘protected’ athletes from their Season 1 and Season 2 rosters, plus an additional ‘protected’ athlete elected via an interactive online fan vote.  Teams will then be able to select 11 additional swimmers from the ISL Draft Pool during the ISL Draft, to a maximum total of 27 swimmers.

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The ISL Draft is scheduled to take place on 29-30 June 2021.  One week prior, on 22 June, each of the 10 ISL Clubs will announce the first 5 swimmers from the 15 that they can ultimately retain.

Once the ISL Draft has concluded, Clubs’ General Managers will finalize their respective teams’ rosters, to a maximum of 36 swimmers each, through direct negotiations with the remaining swimmers from the ISL Draft Pool only.

You can find the full draft rules here.

The ‘protected’ athletes of London Roar and LA Current are as follows:

Adam Peaty
Alex Graham
Alia Atkinson
Andreas Vazaios
Anna Hopkin
Annie Lazor
Bronte Campbell
Cate Campbell
Christian Diener
Darragh Greene
Duncan Scott
Elliot Clogg
Emily Large
Emma Mckeon
Freya Anderson
Guido Guilherme
Holly Barratt
Holly Hibbott
James Guy
Kathleen Dawson
Katsumi Nakamura
Kira Toussaint
Kirill Prigoda
Kyle Chalmers
Luke Greenbank
Maria Kameneva
Marie Wattel
Marius Kusch
Matthew Wilson
Mikhail Vekovischev
Minna Atherton
Sydney Pickrem
Tom Dean
Vini Lanza


Abbey Weitzeil
Ali Deloof
Aly Tetzolff
Alyssa Marsh
Anastasia Gorbenko
Andi Murez
Andrew Seliskar
Apostolos Christou
Beryl Gastaldello
Dylan Carter
Felipe Franca Silva
Fernando Scheffer
Helena Gasson
Jacob Heidtmann
Josh Prenot
Julia Sebastian
Kathleen Baker
Katie Mclaughlin
Kierra Smith
Kristian Gkolomeev
Madison Wilson
Marco Ferreira
Maxime Rooney
Mikayla Sargent
Ryan Held
Ryan Murphy
Santiago Grassi
Tom Shields
Tomoe Hvas
Will Licon

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